Treasure Island

David Berman

(4 January 1967 / Williamsburg, Virginia)

Grace


As one who, reading late into the night,
When overcome by sleep, turns off the light
And yields whatever he can sense by sight

To what the gates of ivory or of horn
Will send him, sightless as a child unborn,
To goad, amuse, remind, reveal or warn,

So may I turn a light off and embrace
With resignation, better still with grace,
The dreamless sleep that all awake must face.

Submitted: Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Grace by David Berman )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Uncompleted Quest, Mark Nixon Legaspi
  2. All-in-one, Edward Kofi Louis
  3. Make Me, Sentamu Aziz
  4. The Traffic Light, Edward Kofi Louis
  5. Bye Baby, Sentamu Aziz
  6. Homeland, Ibrahim Nasrallah
  7. Kylie, Edward Kofi Louis
  8. Childhood, Ibrahim Nasrallah
  9. Poetical Arizona Deserts, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  10. Freedom, Ibrahim Nasrallah

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Louis Stevenson

It is very nice to think
The world is full of meat and drink,
With little children saying grace
In every Christian kind of place.... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Amy Lowell

 

Trending Poems

  1. Blackberry-Picking, Seamus Heaney
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. On the Ning Nang Nong, Spike Milligan
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. The Prison Cell, Mahmoud Darwish
  7. A Thought, Robert Louis Stevenson
  8. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]